I sometimes feel there are now days for everything and we are taking the goodness out of events, but saying that there are many days on the calendar that do deserve recognition and today is one of those days. Last night I was talking to a group of ladies in Kilkenny about Perimenopause and it inevitably led to talking about evolution...did we draw the short straw we often wonder. Personally I don't think we did - yes we have a roller coaster ride through life....who doesn't...but it is our attitude to life, to ourselves that shines through. We are amazing beings, we are strong beyond our awareness and we are so adaptable. Think about the journey of perimenopause, all the changes that happen along the way and we adapt, we change, we bolster ourselves to move through all these chapters. The key is Embracing perimenopause, embracing the changes that happen and realising that out of this journey we emerge stronger women.
Butler House, where our event was held last night, was the Dower house of Lady Eleanor Butler, the first Eleanor Butler was the niece of King Henry II and joined the Butler family in the 14th Century - can you imagine the life she had compared to us today. Yes I am sure there was great privilege but I am also sure there was great constraint. Today we have so much freedom, we can make our own choices, we can direct our path in the way we want, we can accomplish so much when we put our minds to it. We are lucky, we are living in a great time, we have so much opportunity to make the very best of our lives and embrace the journey we are on.
Celebrate who you are, celebrate your shape, your size, your opinions, your everything - we are all unique and that's what makes this world so exhilarating. Embrace being a woman, embrace the challenges of perimenopause - they change us into wiser women - and most of all enjoy the journey.
Happy International Women's Day Goddesses !
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